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RECRUITMENT MARKETPLACE TO ADVERTISE (888) 329-2373 WELCOME To Education Week's TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace, the print partner to our online career site for teachers and administrators, SUPERINTENDENT CAREER CORNER BLOG Join Naperville 203! JOB SEEKERS Ads found both in print and on are marked with an arrow. Perform a keyword search on the home page to view the job and to apply online. You can also use to search for jobs not found in print, create a résumé, and catch up on the latest ed news and career advice. Get free monthly updates of our career resources. Sign up today for Career Coach or HR EdVantage e-newsletter. Seeking Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education starting on July 1, 2016. For more information and to apply: Visit Careers Administration Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015 RECRUITERS For extended reach and value, you can post your job in print, online, and in e-newsletters to reach our entire audience of engaged educators. draws viewers from across all of's highly respected resource and information channels and extends your reach to our highly-qualified online audience. We also offer a wide range of recruitment options and enhancements. Post a single job or choose from a variety of job packages. LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT Longmeadow Public Schools, located in Massachusetts, seeks an individual with visionary leadership and strong administrative skills to lead a district of over 2,900 students. The salary will be in the range of $140,000 to $170,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria. Visit for a complete description of your options. Interested candidates may apply online at COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION Ray and Associates, Inc. Ph: 319/393-3115 E-mail: Application Deadline: November 18, 2015 Please do not contact the Board or District directly. Colorado Department of Education Commissioner of Education Colorado Department of Education, located in Denver, Colorado seeks an individual with visionary leadership and strong administrative skills to lead a multicultural state. The salary will be in the range of $245,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting the Colorado Department of Education criteria. PRINCIPALS/ HEAD OF SCHOOL Interested candidates may apply online at Ray and Associates, Inc. Ph: 319/393-3115 E-mail: Application Deadline: November 7, 2015 Please do not contact the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado Board of Education directly. Positions Available English Language Teacher (NY, NY) Plan appropriate curriculum for preschool & elementary school students, include those with special needs, based upon a variety of instructional techniques & technologies; Plan & implement English lessons to students with special needs when needed; Instruct special-needs students with speech impediments in both French & English. REQ: Master's degree in Childhood Education is required for the position. 2 years experience in job offered or a related role such as Teacher, Classroom Teacher & Core French Teacher, or any occupation with similar job duties is required. Must be able to speak French. Full term experience must be in special education & must include creating & implementing individualized education programs for students. Any suitable combo of education, experience or training is acceptable. RES: Ecole Internationale de New York; Attn: Head of School; 111 E 22nd St, NY, NY 10010 TOP SCHOOL JOBS's Middle School Principal Sidwell Friends, a Quaker day school located in Washington, DC, seeks an experienced and dynamic educator to serve as Middle School Principal. The Principal is the chief administrative officer of the middle school (347 students, grades 5-8). He/she supervises a staff that includes the Assistant Principal, Academic Support Coordinator, Counselor and Department Heads and Grade-Level Coordinators. The Principal works closely with a variety of student and parent groups. He/she is a member of the senior administration, reporting directly to the Head of School. The Principal serves on the Administrative Council, sits with the Board of Trustees and is a key advisor to the Head of School. A master's or doctorate is preferred, plus 7-10 years of both administrative and teaching experience in a middle school setting. Familiarity with the tenets and practices of the Religious Society of Friends is highly desirable. The position is available July 1, 2016.  Salary and benefits are highly competitive. To apply please visit   Supercharge Your Career, Part 1! This month's entries will focus on Supercharging Your Teaching Career. Whether you are seeking to land your dream teaching job, or focused on being the best you can be in your current position, we'll have something for you here. Schools across America have opened their doors for a new school year, ripe with excited and anxious students and equally eager teachers, ready to take on the world. Many districts are in the midst of their last hiring surge as their enrollment numbers settle in and the last few contracts are handed out. If you are still searching, there is still a chance you could be on that lucky list. If you end up substitute teaching, that's not only okay, it's a BONUS, and dare I say, it can even be a blast! We'll talk about that in detail in another post. Finally, if you are walking into your dream classroom, you'll want to knock their socks off and make it even better. If you're hoping to snag one of those last few contracts in the coming weeks, here are some practical tips for making your application stand out, and nailing the interview: Launch Your Resume to the Top of the Pile: * Study the job description and align your resume with the qualifications they are seeking. In a 30 second scan of your resume, they want to know if you fit the job description. Show them! * Highlight special skills such as fluency in a language, use of technology, coaching, etc. * If you have previous job experiences that are related and/or unrelated to this field, list them in different sections. For example, include a "Related Experiences" section, followed by "Additional Experiences," where you can list previous job titles, volunteer work or military experience. You don't need to elaborate on them, but listing them gives a broad perspective of who you are. It tells your story. * Make sure your letters of recommendation are within the last 18 months. If they are older, consider acquiring more recent references from professionals who can speak to your classroom teaching skills. * Not. One. Single. Grammatical. Error. AMEN! Nailing the Interview: * Dressing professionally means that when people you encounter every day see you in your interview attire, they are moved to comment about how professional you look. Common mistake: "I'll wear what I would normally wear in my classroom once I get the job." No. You have to get the job first! * Examples, examples, examples! In every interview, the best way to answer questions is to give them examples of what you have done, or what you hope to implement based on your knowledge and experience. First, this tends to lower your interview anxiety because you're simply recounting an experience that addresses their question. Second, it allows your passion to exude from you as you talk. This is what they want to see most once you get to the interview. Until now, everyone looks similar on paper. Now you need to show them what it would be like to be a student in your classroom. Make them want to BE that student! * Practice. Generate a list of potential questions from your college/university or others who are in the field and practice answering questions. Do this with people you trust who will give you honest feedback... To read the complete blog post, visit http://blogs.edweek. org/topschooljobs/careers The opinions expressed are strictly those of the author and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education. 25 | EDUCATION WEEK | October 28, 2015 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - October 28, 2015

Education Week - October 28, 2015
Study Paints Chaotic View of Testing
In L.A., Tensions Rise Over Teacher Investigations
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: ‘Ephemeral’ Apps Put School Leaders in Tricky Spots
Unequal Access to Advanced Classes Targeted
Fighting Subtle Bias
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Oak Foundation Aiding Those With ‘Learning Differences’
Long-Term Study to Track Adolescent Brain Development
Blogs of the Week
In Minneapolis, a Targeted Effort To Bolster Black Boys
School-Parent Linkages Chip Away at Cultural Barriers
Fate of Programs Complicates Path To ESEA Compromise
Some School Choice Backers Tepid On Title I Portability Proposal
State Chiefs Look to Montana For Ways to Meet the Needs Of Native American Students
Signs Point to Increase in High School Graduation Rates
Blogs of the Week
SETH KERSHNER & SCOTT HARDING: Do Military Recruiters Belong in Schools?
JEREMY A. STERN: On the AP U.S. History Framework
Unearthing the Humanity Beneath Stereotypes
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
JOHN HATTIE: The Effective Use of Testing: What the Research Says

Education Week - October 28, 2015